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Calvin Fletcher

 
 
Side One: Calvin Fletcher Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 22, 2007
1. Side One: Calvin Fletcher Marker
Inscription. Born 1798 in Ludlow, Vermont, Fletcher and his wife Sarah came to this newly-named state capital 1821. They lived here 1839–1855 on a 269-acre farm, Wood Lawn, which encompassed most of today’s Fletcher Place Historic District. He was active and influential in most aspects of life and culture in Indianapolis and in development of the state.

Fletcher opposed slavery and promoted organization of U.S. colored troops in Indiana in Civil War. He died 1866 and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery. He firmly established the Fletcher name in Indianapolis history; some of his children continued the legacy. His extensive diaries and letters remain essential sources for study of early Indiana.
 
Erected 2006 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Fletcher Place Neighborhood Association, and Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers. (Marker Number 49.2006.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 45.674′ N, 86° 8.956′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Avenue and East Street on Virginia Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Indianapolis IN 46202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Side Two: Calvin Fletcher Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 22, 2007
2. Side Two: Calvin Fletcher Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Holy Rosary - Danish Church Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); 28th Regiment USCT (approx. 0.4 miles away); Market Street Temple (approx. half a mile away); “Ladies and Gentlemen, Elvis Has Left the Building” (approx. half a mile away); John Muir in Indianapolis (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bowen-Merrill Fire / Indianapolis Fire Department (approx. 0.7 miles away); Griffith Block (approx. 0.7 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
Categories. African AmericansNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
Calvin Fletcher Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 22, 2007
3. Calvin Fletcher Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,405 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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